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I’ve been travelling for almost two months non-stop now. At the beginning of May, I headed to Mexico, later I headed to Asia, and after that was Fiji. June was crazy with a ton of domestic U.S. flying, then flying to Europe, then flying to South America, and finally back to the U.S. just a few days ago.

It has been an insane two months. In the meantime of all of that travelling, I’ve graduated uni and began moving back to Europe. The last two months literally went by so fast that I didn’t have time to blink. I’ve been exhausted, relaxed, and exhausted again after all of the travelling… and it is finally catching up to me. I’m a person that rarely gets sick since I’m used to different countries, altitudes, etc. but I’ve been feeling awful these past few days ever since coming back from South America a few days ago.

I think the combination of the altitude changes, the change from the Southern to Northern Hemisphere, the temperature changes, the food changes, etc. all come into regard sine I feel absolutely awful. I haven’t been able to get out of bed at all today and I’ve been feeling hungry, cold/hot, sleepy/wide awake all day long. I’m really tired and at the same time I can’t sleep. It has been exhausting. I think my awful layovers on the way back to Seattle had something to do with it.

I hate being sick. I’m unable to do so many things and it has been terrible since all of my friends want to see me and ask about how my trip was and I can’t go visit them.. and I’m moving to Europe in less than a month with still so many things to do in Seattle. In retrospect, I probably deserve being sick for planning such awful connections and flights – but it isn’t my fault if there were no other options available.

Any tips on how to stay healthy when travelling for a longer duration of time?


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